Hot Shot Loads For Pickup Trucks with Red Foot Haulers

How to Get Hot Shot Loads For Pickup Trucks in Canada

Are you looking for hot shot loads for pickup trucks? If you’re a Canada-based, independent owner-operator then this is for you…

For independent owner-operators, the most important part of business is to stay busy and working.

If you happen to be one of these people, you might want to give this article some consideration to see how you can get hot shot trucking jobs with Red Foot Haulers.

Hot shot boat and trailer job example

Example of a boat and trailer hot shot shipment

What is hotshot trucking?

Hotshot trucking is a type of trucking where the driver has to deliver the load directly and quickly.

Hot shot drivers use heavy-duty pickups with a variety of trailers to haul different types of loads, depending on availability.

Hot shot drivers typically work with us to move loads such as boats on trailers, RVs that are loaded on flat deck trailers, motor homes, construction equipment, machinery, and shipping containers.

We also work with independent owner-operators who have the specialized equipment to move large boats such as sailboats with a keel.

What are the benefits of hotshot trucking?

  • Hotshot loads are usually more expensive because they need to be delivered quickly.
  • Full-size trucks are cheaper to use than freight trucks.
  • Better pay – due to the time-sensitive nature of delivery, hotshot loads usually pays more than regular cargo loads do.
  • You’re in charge – unlike driving for a trucking company where you’re just an employee , as with hotshot trucking you’ll be in charge (of your vehicle) yourself which is not insignificant.
  • It’s essentially freelancing, so there are occasional drawbacks (like not always finding jobs), but it does offer some unique benefits.
  • You’ll need to make yourself available: Jobs can become available at any time, including on weekends and holidays.
  • Sometimes you’ll need to sacrifice time with your family: Hotshot trucking might require making yourself available at all times, which sometimes means sacrificing time with your loved ones.

What are the requirements for hotshot trucking?

In order to become a hotshot trucker in Canada, you will need to have a one-ton pickup truck. You will need liability insurance in order to protect yourself and your business. Finally, you will need documentation proving that you have a legitimate business.

How to get started in hotshot trucking?

There are many different hotshot trucking companies in Canada, each with their own rates and services.

To get started in hotshot trucking, you will need to contact the companies and inquire about their rates and services.

Once you have found the company that best suits your needs, you will need to negotiate the rates and services that are best for you.

After everything has been arranged, you will be able to get underway with your new trucking service!

Get Towing Jobs with a Pickup Truck

There are a few things you should know if you want to get hot shot loads with Red Foot Haulers.

First and foremost, you need to have an appropriate truck. This is non-negotiable. Good thing is, you can tell us what kind of equipment you run, and we may be able to accommodate you.

We get a wide variety of requests, however, most of our transport jobs are power-only, towing jobs that require a flat deck or the ability to tow a trailer.

Sometimes we have heavier loads that other carriers cannot move, so if you’re able to , we may be able to give you a call.

The next thing you need to do is have the appropriate insurance and documents. We will ask for your carrier package immediately. You will not be able to work with us without it. You will also need to have a valid license, registration, and insurance for your truck.

We can’t work together unless you are all good to go already as an independent owner-operator.

How can I get a job towing cars with my pickup truck?

Red Foot Haulers regularly has towing jobs for cars in an enclosed carrier. Typically, cars are shipped on a multi-car hauler. However, for some routes, the car would need to be shipped on a flat-deck trailer. For example, if the vehicle is non-running, has heavy modifications, or cannot be shipped via multi-car hauler for other reasons.

From time to time, we need carriers with flat beds or step decks to haul our equipment and materials. If you are interested in these types of loads, please contact us.

Hot Shot Load Board for Canada

There are many load boards, bidding sites, and others out there that claim to have work available.

Perhaps you have already found work on these sites. However, you may have noticed that there’s a lot of back-and-forth communication that never leads to paying work.

If you’re looking for an easier way to get high-quality jobs and still enjoy your independence and freedom, then you’ll want to read on.

What are the requirements to work with Red Foot Haulers?

You must have commercial insurance with limits that exceed the value of the cargo we book.

You must have your own authority to ship in Canada. This is not an employee-type of arrangement. We are assigning loads that you will be completely responsible for as a shipping professional.

You must have integrity and good character.

Get Hotshot Loads (Trailer Needed)

In order to get hotshot loads for pickup trucks in Canada, you will need to contact a trucking company that specializes in hotshot loads. Red Foot Haulers is one of those companies. We will send you available loads once we know your shipping preferences. To get started, just fill out the contact form on this site and we will be in contact with you.

You will need to specify the routes you prefer and what kind of equipment you run. We will send you appropriate units for your equipment.

Flat deck RV transport hot shot job example

Flat deck RV transport hot shot job example

Hot Shot Trucking Requirements and logistics

In order to become a hot shot truck driver, you will need to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). You will also need to make sure you are covered with appropriate insurance. It is important to follow all applicable laws and remain in good standing with your licenses and certifications to continue to do business with us.

Advantages of Hot Shot Tracking

There are several advantages to hot shot trucking in Canada. The first is that it requires a lower startup cost than freight trucking. This is because you will only need a pickup truck, rather than a large commercial truck.

Additionally, hot shot trucking usually pays better than regular freight trucking. This is because hot shot loads are typically time-sensitive and require rush delivery.

However, many of the units we book are flexible and you can fit them into your existing workload. We are flexible and can work with your schedule, we simply require solid communication on a weekly basis. Customers should be contacted 24-48 hours before the expected pickup date. If something changes, like a delay or change of schedule, let us know as soon as possible so we can make sure everything goes smoothly.

Finally, hot shot trucking can be fun and exciting. This is because each load is unique and you never know what you’ll be transporting next. However, it’s important to note that jobs are not always available in this field. You will need to make yourself available on short notice in order to get work.

Disadvantages of Hot Shot Trucking

  • Higher startup and running costs: You are in business for yourself, please make the appropriate investment in the maintenance of your vehicle, insurance, and everything needed to remain operating.
  • You’re in charge of the truck: Unlike driving for a trucking company, you are in charge of your own vehicle, which means you need to pay for everything including maintenance, fuel, and insurance.
  • Jobs are not always available: Jobs with Hotshot trucking can become unavailable at any time, which can be frustrating. This is why Red Foot Haulers prefers to work with serious drivers who want consistent work. We’ll send you the work if you are dependable.
  • You’ll need to make yourself available: Our jobs are first come, first served because we wish to provide the highest level of service for those customers who book their transport with us.

Find Hot Shot Loads Today

There are many load boards available online that list hot shot loads. You can search for loads by city, province, or even country. There are also hot shot specific load boards that focus solely on this type of freight.

Most load boards will allow you to filter by truck type, so be sure to select “pickup truck” when searching. Once you find a few potential loads, reach out to the shipper to get more information and negotiate pricing.

Find Hot Shot Loads with Red Foot Haulers

Unlike load boards, Red Foot Haulers will send you units and deals that are “good to go.” You won’t need to bid on jobs like on Shiply, uShip, or other load boards. You won’t have to compete with bottom-of-the-barrel prices either.

We know many customers would prefer a higher level of service, this is why we charge more so we can compensate you fairly for your work and professionalism.

We are not a load board, we would rather have a direct, personal relationship with the carriers that we work with. We’ve been working with many of our drivers for years, and we intend to keep it that way.

Get Paid Quickly by Working with Red Foot Haulers

We know that many others force drivers to wait weeks to get paid, after completing the job. We prefer to get you paid as soon as possible. This is another advantage of working with us, if you qualify as an independent owner-operator.

Becoming a hot shot driver can be a great way to earn extra income or even start a new career. It’s important to do your research and understand the requirements before getting started. But with a little effort, you can find plenty of hot shot loads for pickup trucks in Canada!

We hope you’ll work with us, so you can focus on what you do best, instead of all the runaround and games that people play on load boards and bidding sites.

Does Hot Shot Work Pay Well?

We have been working with independent owner-operators for years. Solid work and the going market rate. The situation with shipping is changing all the time and we’re nimble with pricing to protect your bottom line. You can make good money with hot shot trucking if you have the right equipment that the market is demanding. Just ask us, and we’ll let you know!

At the moment, we’re looking for owner-operators who can transport:

  • RVs
  • Boats
  • Flat deck
  • Motorhomes
  • Enclosed transport
  • Heavy equipment
  • Containers

If you’re interested, and a qualified independent owner-operator, then fill out the form on this page to get started.

Call Red Foot Haulers (800) 492-7713 or submit the form on this page if you are interested in hot shot jobs

Boat and trailer transport

An example unit for boat and trailer transport